Scope and arrangement
The majority of the collection consists of Jacob Avshalomov scores encompassing a fifty-year period of his work from 1928 to 1978. There are several drafts of many of the compositions in the collection. The collection also contains two scores written by the composers father, Aaron Avshalomov. Ephemera in the collection includes limited correspondence, clippings and programs. The majority of the material was dated, labeled and arranged in chronological order by Jacob Avshalomov. The collection also contains an unbound copy of Jacob Avshalomovs autobiography, Winding Way: Composers out of China -- a chronicle.
The Jacob Avshalomov scores are arranged in two series:
- 1928-199813 boxes; 4.86 linear feet
The Scores series is by far the largest series in the collection. The series includes sketches, drafts and, in some cases, libretti for Jacob Avshalomovs composition, as well as three folders of materials written by his father, Aaron Avshalomov. The majority of the material is written in the composers hand. The amount of material related to each piece varies greatly. The amount of material in each folder also varies dramatically; some folders may contain only one score, while others may contain a larger amount of material.
- 2 boxes